of drawdown goes on at this rate, there could be risks that are being embraced. what do you think can be done over the coming year, 18 months, to mitigate the risks? >> well, the key of course is to maintain the pressure on the insurgents, to reduce their capabilities as much as possible, to disrupt, dismantle, in some cases to defeat them. then to establish a combination of local security initiatives. the security forces that can back them up. keep in mind, we build the infantry formations first. now we are helping them to build their artillery. there fixed and rode three wing aviation, military intelligence, engineering teams, logistics', all of that.